For this assignment, you will write a 1-page, SINGLE-spaced response on the poems I provided. Strike an argumentative claim ,and reasonably prove your position through identifying and close reading textual evidence.
1. You must have as single,fully developed, argumentative thesis where you make a claim about the text and attempt to prove your position in your response. (If you are writing on multiple texts, your response must have a singular, unified thesis and argument. In other words, the response must be on one topic, not a range of small topics.) Advanced-level theses do not merely state facts or cursory observations but are highly complex, argumentative, and defendable statements
2. Evidence: Your essay must incorporate textual evidence and analysis to corroborate your claim. Make sure that you do not leave the quote to speak for itself but always extrapolate the passage and explain the relevance of the quote for your argument as a whole. Ask yourself: How is this passage advancing or proving my position to my reader? Afterwards, explain explicitly the answer to that question in your response. Above all, you must reasonably prove your claim with the evidence you select and the analyses and arguments you make.
3. Information on only summarizing: While you must inevitably summarize certain scenes to convey your point, your primary focus should be on analyzing scenes or quotes from the text. If your evidence only consists of identifying scenes and explaining what happens in that moment of the plot, then you are not analyzing or close reading, simply storytelling. In the end, make sure you are constructing an argumentative piece of writing that proves a claim, not regurgitates the narrative.